Pocket Money: Budget 2017

featuring Ebony Bennett, Richard Denniss and Matt Grudnoff

Tonight, as the Treasurer rose to give his Budget address in the house, our Deputy Director Ebony Bennett grabbed our Chief Economist Richard Denniss and Senior economist Matt Grudnoff for a chat about the Budget, straight after they emerged from the Budget lockup. 

Thi podcast isn’t a comprehensive discussion of the Budget, but we tried to touch on some of the main items, including:

  • the radical shift from Coalition, embracing debt and tax increases
  • the levy on the banks, which will raise money but could be passed straight onto consumers
  •  the ‘all package, no housing’ housing affordability projects

Don’t forget to sign up on tai.org.au for our comprehensive budget response tomorrow!

Hosted by: Ebony Bennett – @ebony_bennett.

Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI & Matt Grudnoff – @mattgrudnoff   

Produced by: Jennifer Macey – @jennifermacey

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